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Christopher Newport University

Newport News, VA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate85%

About Christopher Newport University

Christopher Newport University is a public, state university in the suburb of Newport News, Virginia. Christopher Newport University was founded in 1960. The college enrolls around 4,559 students a year, including 4,469 undergraduate students.

Christopher Newport University Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Christopher Newport University. Around 85% of applicants get into Christopher Newport University each year. In 2022, 7,428 students applied to Christopher Newport University and 6,340 were admitted.

Christopher Newport University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 85%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 92%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 79%
Average GPA 3.8
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 79%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 40%

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Christopher Newport University is located in the town of Newport News, Virginia, in the suburbs of Virginia Beach.

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College Info

1 Avenue of the Arts Newport News, VA 23606-3072

Campus Setting: Suburban

Christopher Newport University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Christopher Newport University is Feb 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Christopher Newport University is Mar 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Christopher Newport University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1120 - 1280


Math SAT Range

540 - 630


Reading SAT Range

560 - 660

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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1280 and Above


1120 to 1280


1120 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Christopher Newport University students is 1191. Applicants with SAT scores of 1280 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Christopher Newport University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1120 to 1280 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1120 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Christopher Newport University.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Christopher Newport University is like? There are approximately 4,559 students enrolled at Christopher Newport University, including 4,469 undergraduate students and 90 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 93% percent are from VA and 7% percent of students are from other states.


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